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Triple treat as FD Book Medallists at East Perth

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 5:25 AM - by Chris Pike

EAST Perth has held its fairest and best awards for the 2017 season and for the first time in 17 years there are three FD Book Medallists with Nathan Blee, Julian Ameduri and Fraser McInnes sharing the honour at the Royals.

East Perth might have missed out on playing in the finals in 2017 for the first time since 2011, but there were still plenty of positives to come out of the season for the Royals.

That was celebrated at the fairest and best awards and the end result was a thrilling three-way tie between emerging midfielder Ameduri, quality defender Blee and versatile big man McInnes.

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McHappy Day

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Saturday October 14 is McHappy Day, the largest annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

The day is all about creating a fun community day throughout all McDonald's restaurants across the country, in order to raise much needed funds for RMHC programs.

A number of WAFL players from East Fremantle, East Perth, Peel Thunder and Perth will be helping out at a few of the McDonald's restaurants.

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Butcher Medal a reward for dedication for Demon Jones

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 1:05 AM - by Chris Pike

PERTH captain Clint Jones is now a three-time WAFL fairest and best winner having won the Butcher Medal with the Demons in recognition of his supremely consistent 2017 season.

It is yet another significant achievement in the decorated career of Jones which began in the WAFL with South Fremantle before he joined in St Kilda in the AFL and now for the past two seasons he has played with the Demons.

He has delivered two outstanding seasons with Perth despite some mixed results for the team, and that has been recognised with him claiming the Butcher Medal for 2017 as the fairest and best winner.

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Schloithe caps remarkable year winning Hughes Medal

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00 AM - by Chris Pike

HAIDEN Schloithe's remarkable 2017 WAFL season with South Fremantle has been capped off with the 24-year-old announced as the Bulldogs' fairest and best winner taking out the WJ Hughes Medal just ahead of Tim Kelly.

It was shades of this year's Sandover Medal count when Schloithe and Kelly finished first and second, and it was again the case in the running for the WJ Hughes Medal as the fairest and best winner at South Fremantle for 2017.

Schloithe and Kelly had remarkable individual seasons with both showing that they had the rare blend of being able to win the contest ball, run and carry the ball and deliver it with good skill, and then go forward to kick goals.

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Dual premiership defender Collins wins Peel's Tuckey medal

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:50 PM - by Chris Pike

PEEL Thunder once again dominated the WAFL finals series for a second straight year to continue making history with back-to-back premierships with defender Sam Collins named Tuckey Medallist as fairest and best winner for 2017.

Coming off its maiden premiership success in 2016, Peel once again qualified or a third straight finals series in 2017 from third position.

The Thunder went on to defeat South Fremantle in the qualifying final and Subiaco in the second semi-final to book a place in a second straight grand final. Then in the last ever official match at Subiaco Oval, it was Peel who prevailed to make it back-to-back premierships.

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WA players impress at inaugural Women’s Draft Combine

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:41 AM

WEST Australian players showcased their talent at the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne earlier this month.

Perth Angels FC player Rachel Ashley and Kate Bartlett from Peel Thunderbirds finished in the top 10 for the running vertical jump. Ashley ranking fourth on 57cm, and Bartlett finished eighth with 55cm.

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Schofield rewarded for career-best form with Lynn Medal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 1:45 PM - by Chris Pike

EAST Fremantle might not have had the 2017 WAFL season it desired in terms of wins but it wasn’t without its positives and one of those without question was Lynn Medal winner Jayden Schofield for his outstanding performances.

East Fremantle did struggle for the most part throughout the 2017 season missing out on playing finals third successive year following a grand final appearance in 2013 and preliminary final in 2014.

But the performance and emergence of Schofield into an elite player in the competition was one of the highlights. He was rewarded for his efforts by winning his first Lynn Medal as East Fremantle's fairest and best winner.

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2017 WAFL Talent Carnival

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 1:25 PM

More than 1,600 players from 50 teams showcased their skills in the annual West Australian Football League (WAFL) Year 8-10 Talent Carnival.

The carnival was conducted between the nine WAFL Clubs and the South West Academy of Sport.

Teams in the Year 8 and Year 9 formats ran with two squads, and the Year 10 group had one squad only. Games were played right across the metropolitan area and in the South West.

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O'Brien retires following stellar WAFL career

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:48 AM

2013 Sandover Medallist and five-time fairest and best winner Rory O'Brien has announced his retirement from the West Australian Football League after 244 games for Peel Thunder and East Fremantle Football Club.

O'Brien retires as Peel Thunder's most decorated player following two premierships, two fairest and best Tuckey Medals and 139 games with the club.

He also starred for East Fremantle where he won the Sandover Medal in 2013 with 55 votes and collected three of the club's fairest and best Lynn Medals after 105 games in five seasons, which included two as captain.

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Hayden sets new record as WA players shine at National Combine

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:53 PM

WEST Australian players showcased their talent at the NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium this week, highlighted by a new record for the running vertical jump from Subiaco’s Kyron Hayden.

Hayden's huge leap of 103cm saw him overtake the record of 102cm set by Nic Naitanui at the 2008 combine and Jared Brennan in 2002.

The impressive result came as something of a surprise from the Lions midfielder, who stands at 185cm.

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Auskickers' memorable AFL Grand Final experience

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Three West Australian Auskickers experienced a once-in-a-lifetime three-day opportunity in the lead up to the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final in Melbourne.

Elijah Ihanimo (Piara Waters), Poppy Beekhuizen (East Fremantle) and Charlotte Ferguson (Brookton) were selected as 2017 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees among 19 other Auskickers.

On Day 1 the Auskickers attended the NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Awards Dinner and got to meet their footy heroes before the overall winner of the 2017 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year was announced.  

Zara Winterton from Victoria was crowned the winner and received $5,000 from NAB and Joel Selwood as her footy mentor.

The group got to walk the AFL Grand Final parade on Day 2 in front of a record crowd and the following day they took to the hallowed turf of the MCG during the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final and played half-time grid games in front of 100,000 footy fans!

At the end of the big clash the lucky Auskickers presented the Richmond Premiership players with their medals.


Elijah Ihanimo - Age 6
NAB AFL Auskick Centre: Piara Waters, WA
Favourite AFL Club: West Coast Eagles
Favourite AFL Player: Josh Kennedy
Presented the 2017 Premiership Medal to Jack Graham




Poppy Beekhuizen - Age 7
NAB AFL Auskick Centre: East Fremantle, WA
Favourite AFL Club: West Coast Eagles
Favourite AFL Player: Josh Kennedy / Daisy Pearce
Presented the 2017 Premiership Medal to Kamdyn McIntosh






Charlotte Ferguson - Age 6
NAB AFL Auskick Centre: Brookton, WA
Favourite AFL Club: GWS GIANTS
Favourite AFL Player: Toby Greene
Presented the 2017 Premiership Medal to Alex Rance



Relive the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Miss all the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final action or want to watch it again..?

A full replay of the last ever WAFL Grand Final at Subiaco Oval is now live at 7Plus.

Peel Thunder defeated Subiaco 11.6 (72) to 7.14 (56) in an absorbing Grand Final - the last football game at the ground.

It has been an exhilarating season of WAFL! Let's take a look back at this year's highlights in the video below.

Jansen returns to East Fremantle

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:26 AM

The East Fremantle Football Club has announced the signing of one of their own. Jarrad Jansen, after two years at Geelong and the last two at Brisbane, said he wouldn't have it any other way in returning to play with the Sharks.

The 192cm big bodied Bull Creek-Leeming product has played through the midfield and half forward during his time in the AFL system. Jansen played through all of the East Fremantle Development Squads before making his debut for the Colts in 2012.

In 2013 Jansen's early season form earned him a State 18s birth, where at the end of that season he was taken at pick 36 by the Geelong Cats. Whilst learning plenty and playing some good VFL footy, unfortunately he couldn't break into a strong Cats side at AFL level.

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Apprenticeship has Pickering ready to take helm at Swans

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 5:15 PM - by Chris Pike

FOLLOWING six years coaching at two clubs in the reserves and colts while also being a league assistant along the way, new Swan Districts coach Adam Pickering feels his impressive apprenticeship has him ready to take over with the black-and-whites.

Pickering has been appointed as the new senior coach at Swan Districts on the back of four years coaching reserves teams at East Perth and Perth respectively, and the last two years as the Royals colts coach on the back of his playing career.

That playing career saw Pickering spend time at both Richmond and Carlton in the AFL going on to play seven matches with the Blues between 2001 and 2002.

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Pickering appointed as Swan Districts coach

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 8:52 AM

Swan Districts Football Club has announced Adam Pickering as its new Senior Coach.

Pickering has been the Colts coach at East Perth Football Club for the past two seasons and is highly regarded in the West Australian football community. He has AFL playing experience at Carlton and Richmond, and also played 111 senior WAFL games at East Perth.

Pickering was also a Reserves and Assistant League Coach at Perth Football Club in 2012 and 2013, and an Assistant Coach for the WAFL State team in 2013.

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